Month: May 2010

FORMER DESTINY’S CHILD GROUP MEMBER ADDRESSES ‘REUNION’ RUMOURS

Former Destiny’s Child group member Farrah Franklin (remember her?), who along with Michelle Williams replaced Letoya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson back in 2000, has revealed to Vibe that she would be open to reuniting with her former group members. Apparently there has been talk of a Destiny’s Child reunion which I missed. Anyway Farrah  said, “Right now, I’m kind of hearing about it with everyone else. It hasn’t been presented to me yet. When it does or if it does, I’ll deal []

VIDEO: GINUWINE – TOUCH ME

R&B singer Ginuwine is back with the new single Touch Me. The track sounds dated (mid-90s vibe) but it isn’t bad. However the video, directed by Rik Cordero is TERRIBLE!!!! By the looks of things the budget for this video did not exceed $50.00 And what is going on with Ginuwine’s hair? Is he using the same product Jermaine Jackson uses to slick down his own hair? Oh dear…. [Thanks Brown Eyez/Social Writer Blog] Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

BAD BOY RECORDS PRODUCER INVITES UP AND COMING MUSIC TALENT TO SUBMIT NEW MATERIAL…. BUT IT WILL COST YOU!

A songwriting friend of mine informed me the other day that she came across Bad Boy Entertainment producer Amadeus’ (real name Antwan Thompson) website, where he encourages up and coming song writers, male/female artists and producers to submit their material to him. But there is a catch! That catch being SUBMISSION FEES. Amadeus who “is a multi-platinum Bad Boy Hitmen record producer, music director musician and is the CEO of Platinum Boy Music Inc”, claims that once material (and payment) is submitted []

MALAWI GAY COUPLE JAILED FOR 14 YEARS

Via BBC News A judge in Malawi has imposed a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison with hard labour on a gay couple convicted of gross indecency and unnatural acts. The judge said he wanted to protect the public from “people like you”. Steven Monjeza, 26, and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, 20, have been in jail since they were arrested in December after holding an engagement ceremony. Continue Reading…. 14 years? I bet rapists and murderers receive lesser sentences. I just hope all []

MAD NEWS ATTENDS “URBAN” MUSIC INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING EVENT AND LEAVES IN A FOUL MOOD

Last night (May 18th) I attended my first music business networking event, and I must admit that I found the experience a bit daunting at first because I didn’t really know what to expect. But I needn’t of worried because I ended up meeting some positive and progressive individuals. Yes I was having fun and was in a good mood. However any feeling of happiness I felt disappeared minutes before leaving the venue. A lady who greeted me when I first arrived on first impressions seemed []

UK NEWS: N-DUBZ SIGN TO DEF JAM RECORDS

Well according to reports it’s finally happened.. it’s official…. UK group N-Dubz have signed to Def Jam Records. Def Jam’s Vice-President of A&R Max Gousse said, “I signed N-Dubz because they’re great entertainers and speak to London’s youth unlike any other band. We want to bring their message to the rest of the world.”   They speak to London’s youth? You don’t have a clue Max! Go back to surfing Myspace for new talent. I am old enough to remember when Def Jam only signed the cream []

UK NEWS: DIANE ABBOTT ENTERS LABOUR LEADERSHIP CONTEST

Via BBC News Backbench MP Diane Abbott has joined the race for the Labour leadership. The Londoner told the BBC her bid was “serious”, saying there was little between the other candidates, who “all look the same”. The 57-year-old Cambridge graduate, who became the UK’s first black woman MP in 1987, said she was getting support from female and left-leaning colleagues. Continue Reading…. I was shocked when I heard that Diane had entered the contest. This is brilliant news. I wish her the best []

PREVIEW: BRITISH ACTOR AML AMEEN STARS IN NEW US DRAMA HARRY’S LAW

I announced on Mad News earlier this year that British actor Aml Ameen (Kidulthood and The Bill) had bagged a role in the new US drama Harry’s Law. Now check out the preview below. I follow a few British actors/entertainers on Twitter and any day now their huge heads will explode in to a thousand pieces. A little success and an avalanche of compliments received via Twitter, and they turn fool. But I don’t get that big-headed vibe from Aml. This is []

UK VIDEO: SELAH FT SADIE AMA & MZ BRATT – WOMAN’S WORLD

When I first posted Woman’s World on the site several months ago I said that I liked it, and still do. However I still think that they could have done without the guest rapper on the track. There are songs out there that don’t require a rapper to spit bars. This is one of them. But regardless I think the song will be a hit. The video – They all look beautiful standing in front of the black background, but the other []

UK MUSIC NEWS: RENATA DE OLIVERIA NAMED WINNER TO BE IN TAIO CRUZ’S NEXT VIDEO

“Equal opportunities employer” and singer Taio Cruz has chosen his next leading lady. Ladies and gentleman introducing *drum roll*  Renata De Oliveira!!!! After a whirlwind submission period, Talenthouse and British singer, songwriter and producer, Taio Cruz, announced today the aspiring model chosen for Talenthouse’s latest creative invite. Renata De Oliveira, political sciences student and model from Brazil who has been living in Vancouver, Canada for the past two years was selected as the winner. ………………………………………………………………………………… So Taio has finally chosen (if that’s []